The Hope List

Album Review of The Hope List by Lonely the Brave.

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The Hope List

Lonely the Brave

The Hope List by Lonely the Brave

Release Date: Jan 22, 2021
Record label: Easy Life Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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The Hope List - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Appointing vocalist Jack Bennett - predominantly known for his project Grumblebee - as the bands new voice, the shoes to fill were by no mean small. Jakes vocals were a rapturous explosion that could just as easily wallow in the quieter depths. Bennett on the other hand offers a jagged edge to his vocals that still finds its own heights, with the gravelled attachment bringing a heartfelt grasp.

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DIY Magazine - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

Throughout their time as a band, Lonely The Brave have managed to create a slew of boldly cathartic anthems and with new record, 'The Hope List', that tradition looks set to continue. Despite the departure of previous vocalist David Jakes back in 2018, new frontman Jack Bennett picks up where he left off; managing to tread the same fine line between fraught and ultimately hopeful that David made so vital during their first two records. Backed up by powerful guitars and soaring vocals, their brand of intense but atmospheric rock feels rejuvenating - and is perhaps even a tonic - with the likes of 'Chasing Knives' and its title track providing a real sense of solace after such a conflicting period of time time for us all.

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